Prices Edges In Front As Loeb Banks Fifth Stage Win

On Friday, the remaining Dakar Rally competitors took on the final part of the Marathon Stage with the bike and car podium places changing across the magical Empty Quarter dunes. Stage 12 saw the conclusion of the two-part Marathon Stage with a fifth consecutive car stage win for Sébastien Loeb, seeing the nine-time WRC winner and co-driver Fabian Lurquin move up to second overall in their BRX Hunter 1:27:10 minutes behind defending champion Nasser Al-Attiyah. Second place is our goal, that’s why we’re pushing,” said Loeb, a 48-year-old Frenchman. Australian Price added, “The Empty Quarter has delivered what they said it was going to do. Saturday’s penultimate Stage 13 is the final chance for the convoy to surf the Empty Quarter dunes over a 153km timed special stage.

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